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How Role Play Changed Our User Testing Methodology for Mobile Applications

How Role Play Changed Our User Testing Methodology for Mobile Applications

Published on: Feb 12 2018 by Praekelt Org - 1 Comment
I remember role-playing when I was young. I often pretended to be in the doctor’s consultation room where my friend would use a toy stethoscope to diagnose...
The Rise of Artificial Intelligence for International Development – Your Weekend Long Reads

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence for International Development – Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Jan 05 2018 by Steve Vosloo - Comments Off on The Rise of Artificial Intelligence for International Development – Your Weekend Long Reads
Artificial intelligence (AI) was one of the hottest topics of 2017. A Gartner “mega trend,” their research director, Mike J. Walker, proposed that...
The Top 10 ICT4D Project Failures Will Surprise You

The Top 10 ICT4D Project Failures Will Surprise You

Published on: Nov 15 2017 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
What day-to-day failures do you expect to happen most in your ICT4D projects? Laptop theft? Viruses? Outright malfeasance? I worry every day about the risks to...
7 Things to Consider Before Developing a Chatbot

7 Things to Consider Before Developing a Chatbot

Published on: Sep 11 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 7 Things to Consider Before Developing a Chatbot
As with many new promising technologies, chatbots are getting hyped as a new innovative tool that can aide humanitarian response and international development practitioners....
Our Experiment Using Facebook Chatbots to Improve Humanitarian Assistance

Our Experiment Using Facebook Chatbots to Improve Humanitarian Assistance

Published on: Aug 07 2017 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
It must have been above 40 degrees Celsius that afternoon in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Hundreds of people were waiting to cash the mobile money they receive from the...
How Do You Know When You Are Done?

How Do You Know When You Are Done?

Published on: Jul 31 2017 by Catholic Relief Services - Comments Off on How Do You Know When You Are Done?
Here is one of the basic questions for a mass Long Lasting Insecticidal Net distribution campaign, “How do you know when you are done?” Population data...
Ok Chatbot: What is Your Value for Humanitarians?

Ok Chatbot: What is Your Value for Humanitarians?

Published on: Jul 20 2017 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Whether or not you are aware of it, you have probably interacted with a chatbot – whether checking your finances, making a travel reservation, or even ordering...
Please Use Spatial Analysis And Stop Asking People to Walk All Day

Please Use Spatial Analysis And Stop Asking People to Walk All Day

Published on: Jun 28 2017 by Catholic Relief Services - 2 Comments
The poor walk a lot. They walk every day to and from work, childcare, clinics, wells and anywhere else they need to go. They have limited time and may be tired...
3 Lessons Learned in Creating Digital Development Tools

3 Lessons Learned in Creating Digital Development Tools

Published on: Apr 20 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Lessons Learned in Creating Digital Development Tools
ICT has the power to propel development forward, but before you jump in head first with a new ICT tool, there are a few critical questions to consider, like: What...
Reduce Your Digital Activism Ignorance Ratio with KNIME

Reduce Your Digital Activism Ignorance Ratio with KNIME

Published on: Apr 05 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Reduce Your Digital Activism Ignorance Ratio with KNIME
A few year ago, we ran a campaign targeting the Guatemalan Government, which generated a good deal of global public support (100,000 signatures, online activism,...